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Utah woman falls for virtual kidnapping scam

Posted at 7:23 AM, Sep 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 17:45:49-05

A mother in Utah is warning others about a virtual kidnapping scam. She says that when she answered, she heard a child crying. 

Sandy Baker says she was driving when she got a phone call from an unknown number. A crying girl called her "mom" and said she had been in an accident. Then, a man came on the phone and started asking for money. 

The virtual kidnapper convinced her to send money. Baker lost $800 to the scammers. Now she is warning other people. 

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